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Council probes lengthy Fair Workweek investigations

Posted 4/26/24

City Council members have voiced concerns about the increased amount of time it is taking the city to conduct and close Fair Workweek investigations.

During a hearing of the Council’s Consumer and Worker Protection committee on enforcement of the city’s Fair Workweek Law — which requires fast-food and other retail business to provide schedules 14 days in advance and pay premiums for schedule changes — Council Member Julie Menin, who chairs the committee, highlighted data indicating that the time it took the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection to close investigations grew more than fivefold between 2018 and 2022.

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